2017 ICITT Best Presentation Award
Paper Title: “A Hierarchical Clustering Based Travel Time Estimation Model in A Connected Vehicle Environment” (Abdullah Kurkcu, Kaan Ozbay).
2015 TRB Best Paper Award (Urban Freight Committee),
Paper Title: “Modeling the Safety Impacts of Off-Hour Delivery Programs in Urban Areas.” (Xie, K., Ozbay, K., Yang, H., Holguín-Veras, J., and Morgul, E.F.).
2013 High Value Research Award by the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC) with H. Nassif of Rutgers University.
Project:Elimination of Weight Restriction on Amtrak, NJ Transit, and Conrail Lines (Co-PI with H. Nassif of Rutgers University).
2013 NJDOT 5th Annual Implementation Award, for the research project titled “Elimination of Weight Restriction on Amtrak, NJ Transit, and Conrail Line”,
(Co-PI with H. Nassif of Rutgers University)”, 15th NJDOT Research Showcase, October 2013).
2012 NJDOT Best Research Poster Award: “Data-Driven Intelligent Transportation Systems (14th NJDOT Research Showcase, October 2012).
2011 Outstanding ITS Project of the Year – Freight Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems of New York, June 9, 2011, for the research project titled “Integrative Freight Management in the New York city metropolitan area (Team members: RPI, ALK Associates, Rutgers University, NYU, NYCDOT).
2010 NJDOT Third Annual Implementation Award, for the research project titled “Economic Impacts of Transportation Projects”.
2009 TRB Best Paper Award (Traffic Flow Committee - Joint Simulation Subcommittee), 88th TRB Annual Meeting, January 2009 (Lee, J and Ozbay, K., “A New Calibration Methodology for Microscopic Traffic Simulation Using Enhanced Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation (E-SPSA) Approach”).
2009 Second Annual Implementation Award, NJ Department of Transportation, October 14th 2009, Mercer County, New Jersey. (Manual of Guidelines for Lane Closures, PI: Kaan Ozbay).
Rutgers School of Engineering Faculty Achievement Award, April 26, 2000.
Runner-up, 1999 ASCE CERF Career Development Award.
1999 NSF CAREER Award: “Feedback Based Robust On-Line Traffic Control for Intelligent Transportation Systems”.